Back at it again, after a few months off for the Trade we have Paper Girls #11! It is no secret that Paper Girls is one of my current favorite reads. Vaughn and the team on this book have been getting better and better with each issue, something that is all too rare now. With the last arc closing out and all of the girls back together again, that can only mean one thing! More time travel fun!
This is largely a setup issue, with a lot of ground work for what is surely to come in this arc. We get introduced to a new time/place and some new characters as well. Vaughn and Chiang continue to do what they excel at here, world building, a new place with new dangers.
Even with this being mostly a tonal issue, it is still a pleasure to read and admire. You get the feeling of a slow-burn type story in this introduction to the arc, which is something most fans will be happy to see. While we do get a bit of back story on KJ, most of the story here focuses on new characters and the new scenery.
As always Chiang is doing a beautiful job on art. It is particularly fun to see what new monsters they have in each issue, what will come out of his mind next? Add in the colors from Wilson and you get the iconic Paper Girls style. From writing to art Paper Girls is such a pleasure to read, there is something in this series for everyone.
Paper Girls continues to be a phenomenal story with an iconic cast of women, that should be no surprise here. Even with the tendency to raise more questions than it actually answers, it leaves you wanting more every time.
Reviewed by Tim Montoya
Paper Girls #11
Written by Brian K. Vaughn
Art by Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson, Jared K. Fletcher, Dee Cunniffe
Published by Image
Release Date: February 1st, 2016